Raising a flag about lowering THE FLAG!

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It’s after Memorial Day-2010 and I’ve been working on this blog for about a week, in hopes of having it finished prior to the start of the holiday weekend but life got in the way and that didn’t happen. In retrospect, I’m glad I procrastinated. I’m glad I waited, because now, I think this blog […]

Run-to-the-Curb is Top Story

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It’s been more than a month since my presentation at FDIC and my live Internet radio talk show on FirefighterNetcast from the show floor, but a lot of exciting things have happened since then.  Feedback from my show about the importance of storytelling in the fire service with special guest Chief Tom Merrill was tremendous […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-06-05

Heading in to work as part of Command Staff for the Buffalo Marathon. Otherwise, I'd be running in it, for sure… # I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished (cont) http://tl.gd/1jc0pj # RT @usfire: RT @NFPA: Fire Prevention Week 2010 campaign was launched […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-30

RT @gfriese: Even though #EMSWeek is over your agency should be planning a Facebook presence http://bit.ly/cdEFkX # RT @news4buffalo: Lancaster Ambulance Corps held open house to help prevent summertime injuries, also educated (cont) http://tl.gd/1evmgp # I got an idea: invest those funds in a recruitment campaign! RT @FireDaily: City to stop collecting firefighter (cont) http://tl.gd/1f7imn […]

Local Fire News Sites Get Press, Mixed Reviews

A recent article in the Buffalo News featured two online fire service sites (www.ecfwire.com and www.ereicountyfireblotter.com) that provide live audio feeds and in-depth news coverage of the fire service here in Erie County. Although the article focuses on the potential training value, some fire chiefs had mixed feelings about what could be considered a form […]

@FireRECRUITER: Make the Right Investments

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The following article tells of a small city that is threatening to stop collecting a voluntary public donation that has brought thousands and thousands of dollars in mission-critical equipment to their combination (paid/volunteer) fire department.  Apparently, the threat is in response to a dwindling number of volunteer firefighters in their department, between 5 and 10, […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-23

http://tweetphoto.com/22647095 Proud members of Arcadia Hose Co. celebrated 150 years of service tonight. I (cont) http://tl.gd/1an2ha # RT @FireDaily: Martinez, 87, loved being a firefighter: By Jonathan Munson – Express-News Preceded by: Parents (cont) http://tl.gd/1anc4o # RT @FireDaily: Among reader favorites: 23-year Clarksville firefighter: BY STACY LEISER • THE LEAF-CHRONICLE (cont) http://tl.gd/1athta # RT @FFNetcast: […]

@FireRECRUITER: It’s EMS Week – Roll With It!

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From www.FireRECRUITER.com: In honor of EMS Week-2010, I thought I’d promote the (dare I say) sexiest video I’ve ever seen come to volunteer recruitment and retention. “Roll With It!” is a part music video, part movie trailer — full-on high energy – high impact web site for the recruitment of fire and EMS personnel. Celebrate EMS Week […]

Tiger’s Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-16

@FireCritic That place makes me sneeze. I surrender the credit card and wait outside. Happy Mother's Day to your bride! in reply to FireCritic # I took EVOC yesterday: RT @Firegeezer: Ambulance Crash in Kentucky Intersection That Claimed Another Ambulance in March http://bit.ly/8ZaU9H # RT @ChiefReason: Checking out "Tell Her Before It's Too Late!" on […]

Tis’ the Season

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One student was D.O.A. and the other seriously injured, requiring extrication and transport to the trauma center by helicopter; while the teenage driver was put through a full set of field sobriety tests, arrested and hand-cuffed in front of his peers.

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